Assoc. Prof. Richard Vojlay (Uni Melb)
Richard Vojlay, has over thirty seven years’ experience in examining eyes and providing solutions to vision problems. He is very caring and will always try and give the best solution for your vision problem.
Richard graduated in Optometry from the University of Melbourne in 1974. In 1992 he purchased Vision Camberwell and in 1994 began teaching for four years in the contact lens clinic at Department of Optometry at Melbourne University.
He was President of the Optometrists Association (Victorian Division) in 1996-1998.
In 2000 he assisted in establishing Keratoconus Australia, the first non-profit support group for people in Australia who have keratoconus and continues to act as optometric advisor for Keratoconus Australia.
In 2006 he resumed teaching in the contact lens clinic at Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences at Melbourne University and currently lectures on fitting complex contact lenses for patients with keratoconus and corneal grafts. He was appointed as an Associate Professor to the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences at Melbourne University in 2007.
Richard has also presented at national and international optometric conferences.
On a personal note he graduated with a Diploma of Studies in Humanities (Music) from La Trobe University in 1988. He is married to Kerry and they have two children Piroska and Finn. He also started Karate in 1985 and is now a 3rd degree black belt and still training.
Shonit is one of four in Australia to receive a Fellowship with the International Academy of Orthokeratology. The internationally recognised fellowship acknowledges that Shonit demonstrates the highest level of knowledge, ethics and patient care with respect to the practice of Orthokeratology, for patients as young as six years. Shonit’s passion for Orthokeratology has led to successfully fitting a wide scope of Orthokeratology for short-sighted, long-sighted, astigmatism, and for vision after 40 years old. He also has extensive knowledge in the rigid and scleral contact lens fitting of keratoconus and post-graft corneas.
Having worked at leading contact lens practices across Australia and in New Zealand, he has built a reputation for achieving excellent vision results, and receives regular referrals from health care professionals and patients.
Since moving to Australia in 2011, Shonit has furthered his experience not only in contact lenses, but also in dry eye and ocular disease management, where for two years he was the primary health consultant managing eye related disease in rural areas throughout the country.
As part of Shonit’s commitment to support optometrists to offer contact lenses as an alternative treatment to vision correction, he was on the national board and the South Australian president, of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia in 2012 and 2013.
At 16 years old, Shonit won a sponsorship to live and study in Denmark where he learned fluent Danish, and developed his love for overseas travel. His interest in different cultures and traditions throughout the world can be observed by his genuine passion for people, and his commitment for giving them the gift of excellent vision.